Tuesday, August 5, 2008

PADS Walk and Roll 2008!

This year will be my first year participating in the PADS Walk and Roll for Independence. I’m going to march 5km through Central Park on August 24th with Mel and Mike to raise money for other pups in training like me. As I’m getting older now, I feel it’s my responsibility to show the new young pups in the program just how much of a difference one dog can make!

Did you know it costs $35,000 to raise and train me from start to finish? You could buy a million smokey bones with that kind of dough! I’m just starting to realize how expensive I am, and because I won’t get paid for the work I’ll eventually do (except in delicious treats of course!), this walk seems like a good way to give back to PADS.

I hope you feel as strongly as I do about PADS. I know we don’t know who my client is yet, but I know that, whoever they are, I will do a lot of really important stuff for them! Living in a wheelchair can be challenging, but if I’m there to open doors or pick up keys, maybe it can be a little easier. Mel keeps telling me that when I grow up I’m going to change someone’s life. I don’t know if I’d go that far, modest mutt that I am, but I know I’ll help and I know that tons of dogs after me will help too.

That’s why I need your help. My dog friends are no help; though they’ve got big hearts they don’t even own wallets! I hope that you, my human buddies, will be able to help me on my quest of being the top-fundraising dog at PADS and do Mel and Mike proud!
If you would like to pledge me in the PADS Walk and Roll, there are a few ways to do it. You can go online to http://www.pads.ca/ and click “Pledge a Registered Participant” and look up Melissa. Donate with a credit card and a tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately. If you'd like to send a cheque send it to:

PADS Pup Link

c/o PADS

9048 Stomont Ave

Burnaby, BC V3N 4G6

Thank you for supporting us PADS pups and the important work that we do!



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